The dollar fell slightly against the yen and euro on Friday after U.S. data for July showed a labor market that continues to add jobs at a moderate pace, but below market expectations, while the unemployment rate ticked higher.
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.
Chrysler Group LLC's and Nissan Motor Co. reported U.S. sales for July that rose less than estimates as analysts predicted a strong month for the industry.
U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Friday amid investor caution ahead of the July payroll report and its implications for interest rate policy.
Two top Federal Reserve officials known for their hawkish policy views said Friday they believed the U.S. economy was ready for interest rate hikes sooner than many expect, with one saying he thought rate hikes should start this year.